13th Sep2021

Friday Night Smackdown – Sept 10th 2021: Results & Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Edge fighting Seth Rollins at Madison Square Garden. That works for me. Brock Lesnar is here…somewhere. Brock Lesnar: Ruth! Let’s f–k! Me: Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! Not my butt! SmackDown starts now! Ah! Not the jimmies!

[Author’s Note: Brock Lesnar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a former co-worker, is on this show and if that alarms or upsets you, then viewer discretion is advised].

Match #1: King Nakamura/Big E./Rick Boogs/Rey Mysterio/Dominik Mysterio b. Otis/Bobby Roode/Dolph Ziggler/Sami Zayn/Apollo Crews

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

Prior to Big E, The Mysterios, King Nakamura & Rick Boogs’10-Man Tag Team Match against Sami Zayn, Apollo Crews, Otis, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, The Master Strategist introduced Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks in order to give his team the edge in the Madison Square Garden showdown. But in the final moments of the action, Young got caught interfering, and the official sent him to the backstage area. The distraction that ensued allowed Zayn to suffer a double 619 from The Mysterios and set up Big E to finish him off with the Big Ending.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10 – This was not bulls–t…it was okay s–t. There was movement. There was an elephant. He’s got the elephant! …but we’re not through yet! Now, we’re gonna make you a star! BADABADABADA! Prince Ali! Fabulous he! Ali Ababwa! Strong as ten steroided men sexually! What a gleefully meager endeavor we have here. Everybody did their spots and helped the others move on to the next spot, all while I jerked off. Yuck! …all sticky! Rick…Boooooooooogs! What a stupid name! Boooooogs!!!!!!! I got some f—kin’ Boogs for ya! Big E did his evil seizure thing while he wrestled… I’m just stalling here. If you like light and heavy tag action, then you get it here with this oxymoron of a match. You get the moves…and other moves…and more moves. FTR: We’re the best tag team! Me: Are you Cuban Pete, the king of the rumba beats, who’s playing marracas as they go chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky-boom? FTR: No? Me: Then why don’t both SHUT THE F–K UUUUUUUUUUUUUP!!!!!!!!!!!! Me: You wanna see Shinsuke Nakamura and Rey Mysterio fight Bobby Roode, Nic Nemeth and El Generico? You can’t! El Generico is busy milking Liza Minnelli in the Sudan! You get Sami Zayn…the man of a million pubes! What a great first match for World Class Championship Wrestling SmackDown! Gino Hernandez forever… ever… ever… ever… ever… ever… ever… he’s dead! I enjoyed the action and the pace… Next match!

Match #2: Seth Rollins b. Edge

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

In a highly personal showdown filled with emotion from start to finish between Edge and Seth Rollins, The Visionary of Drip took advantage of the official’s back being turned and hit a low blow on The Rated-R Superstar. In a heart-braking moment, Edge stared at his opponent as if he knew what was coming. Following a series of subsequent devastating kicks, Rollins hit a savage Stomp to the back of Edge’s historically injured neck. The maneuver left The Rated-R Superstar motionless as a clearly shaken Rollins picked up the victory. In the aftermath, Edge was carried out in a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance as Rollins was left completely in shock over what had just transpired.

The Verdict: 9 out of 10 – Now this was great. It was suspenseful and thrilling, but it never took short-cuts. Eric Bischoff: Look at me! I’m a fuggen elf! Me: Seth and Edge, which sounds like an after-school special about teens and heroin, brought the action to a fever-pitch. Edge would not stay down, even when he could barely get up. Seth was a man possessed by a need to win and that thread was weaved throughout the entire match. It had the urgency of a grudge match, but the immediacy of a prize fight. Seth made beating Edge feel like a major accomplishment. It’s a pleasure to have a major match go long, which this one did. These guys got the time to make the fight actually look like a fight. Seth felt like he was on Edge’s level here. What a rousing success. Don’t miss out on one of the best matches in SmackDown history.

Match #3: The Street Profits b. The Usos – SmackDown Tag Team Titles Match

The following is courtesy of wwe.com:

After The Usos got themselves disqualified one week ago against The Street Profits, Universal Champion Roman Reigns emerged in their rematch to stop his cousins from getting beat by locking Montez Ford in the Guillotine to put an end to the match in controversial fashion.

The Verdict: 7 out of 10 – This was all about the energy ruminating off of this sucker. I didn’t expect this to be so high-octane, but it was. It was back and forth the likes of which these two teams haven’t seen in some time in respect to how they fight each other. You can expect the match to go from one place to the next with no delay and with great fervor. I’d call this a blast, but it could have used a bit more fuel to get the rocket higher up in the sky. Overall, this was good fun and that’s alright with me.

Final Verdict: 6/10

On a show with only three matches and about only forty minutes of the show dedicated to the actual wrestling, we had Becky Lynch doing heel stuff during her contract signing yet still getting a pretty strong face reaction, Seth Rollins putting Edge in the hospital and Rey Mysterio taking Edge to that hospital, Brock Lesnar’s challenge for a Universal Title match driving a wedge between Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman and Finn Balor returning…as The Demon. Finn gets Roman at Extreme Rules for the Universal Title. It was a night of Madison Square Garden’s crowd delivering more than the show did. Go watch the Edge/Seth Rollins match and you’ll be fine. I’ll see you next time.

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